About De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa
This is a luxurious, award winning, four-star guest house, situated 35km south of Bloemfontein on the N1. We are situated on a Merino sheep farm, allowing you to experience the best of the Free State country lifestyle.
Owners Gerhard and Marie Lombard established De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa through hard work, dedication and love for all things native to the Free State, having built a legacy they want to share with you.
For a breakaway from the city, come and enjoy the natural surroundings at De Oude Kraal Country Estate. We have four-star garden rooms, strategically located on a route through a forest-like garden.
Privacy - The garden units are set away from the main house, and detached from each other, each room has its outside porch entrance, ensuring the guest’s privacy.
Style & Comfort - The guest rooms are all individually decorated with style and attention to detail. Much attention has gone into the en-suite bathrooms to create an unbelievable country style experience.
De Oude Kraal Colonial Restaurant is in the original farmhouse with four meter high ceilings and wooden floors built in 1885 by a German missionary named Saltzmann, and added to by Judge A.J. Smit (Marie’s grandfather).
The separate dining rooms have open fireplaces and original antique furniture, some dating back to the early 1900's. As you walk through the old house you get to admire Gerhard and Marie’s stunning art collection, collected over the years.
Marie Lombard was born and raised on this 4th generation farm, and has formed a dedicated team from fourth generation farm workers. The team skillfully combine Free State farm style cooking with a touch of French flair to create a variety of meals, such as the buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, freshly baked goods as well as six-course gourmet dinner.
De Oude Kraal has a Conference Venue that seats twenty delegates. The facility is ideal for conferences, product launches, group incentive rewards and seminars. A garden facing patio accessible through large glass doors enables conference delegates to enjoy break time refreshments outdoors. The venue provides an area suitable for displays and branding opportunities.
Conference Venue Equipment:
• Two screens
• Two flipcharts and pens
• Mints and water
• Under floor heating
Equipment at additional cost:
• Data projector
• Sound equipment
• Pens and paper
• Bottled water
De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa is the perfect location for your most memorable day. You choose the ideal background for your wedding function; whether a Marquee tent or open-air, surrounded by nature.
Our wedding venue offers gourmet catering and an award winning wine list. You will be delighted with the old-style warmth, hospitality and charm, combined with all the modern conveniences for the sophisticated guests.
An intimate gazebo, set in the garden, makes it easy to have both your wedding service and reception in one location. The wedding reception tent is surrounded by hectares of well-tended lawn, large trees, shrubs, flower beds and water features. These many beautiful backdrops are ideal for unforgettable wedding photographs.
De Oude Kraal Spa has outstanding facilities to provide for holistic health and relaxation. The Spa Decor is very unique; having the Merino sheep as the main theme throughout the spa and this theme is evident in all aspects of the spa decor, spa treatment rooms, spa treatments names, textures and color schemes.